This is a discussion on Is the TPP good for gun rights? within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Trans-Pacific Partnership - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia More specifically this provision: Investor–state arbitration Investor-state dispute settlement mechanism is a common provision in international trade treaties, ...
Trans-Pacific Partnership - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
More specifically this provision:Investor–state arbitration
Investor-state dispute settlement mechanism is a common provision in international trade treaties, including the TPP, and international investment agreements that grants an investor the right to initiate dispute settlement proceedings against a foreign government in their own right under international law. For example, if an investor invests in country "A", which is a member of a trade treaty, but then country A breaches that treaty, then that investor may sue country A's government for the breach.
Critics of the investment protection regime argue that traditional investment treaty standards are incompatible with environmental law, human rights protection, and public welfare regulation, meaning that TPP will be used to force states to lower standards e.g., environmental and workers protection, or be sued for damages. The Australian government's position against investor state dispute settlement has been argued to support the rule of law and national energy security.
The way that I understand it is that investors or companies could sue a foreign government over restricting firearms to their citizens and possible force that country to allow citizens of those countries to use firearms. Also, couldn't this then in affect abolish the NFA and get rid of firearm importing restrictions? Wouldn't the TPP be good for gun rights? Just some random thoughts I had.
The TPP isn't good for anything. Bad, bad, very bad.
The price of liberty is, always has been, and always will be blood: The person who is not willing to die for his liberty has already lost it to the first scoundrel who is willing to risk dying to violate that person's liberty! Are you free?
--- Andrew Ford